How I Use My System: Cindy Nash

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Cindy Nash is MONI Smart Security’s chief information officer and has been with the company for about a year and a half. “My team and I are responsible for providing all of the technology platforms and support for the company,” Nash said. Security Systems News caught up with Nash to talk about her home security system.

What kind of system do you have?

At home, I have a 2GIG GoControl system. [That] is my panel, and then I have a number of Z-Wave products that, for example, provide me a plethora of home automation. That includes everything from door locks to thermostats. I have cameras in place, the typical sensors. … I have some lamp modules, light switches.

Why this particular setup?

This setup was really tailored and streamlined to my needs. I do live in a condo and I really like the lock-and-leave convenience that my setup provides me. It allows me to be secure, whether I’m at home or I’m away, and whether I have forgotten to arm something, etc. … It gives me that convenience when I do have folks that need access to my condo when I’m away. I can manage that remotely.

What is one aspect of your security system that you wouldn’t want to live without?

I think it absolutely is the security protection that it provides to my home. Then, the other part that I definitely wouldn’t want to live without is the ASAPer application that MONI actually provides. … Traveling a lot, and from a convenience standpoint, that application allows me to identify my contacts, and if something happens when I’m away, both my contacts and I can respond to those.

Where do you see security going next? What are some big trends?

I think that some of the trends, as I see them developing, clearly are in the connected home space and in integrated experience from that perspective—regardless of the device type or even brand or model. … I think the other thing that’s very interesting is really cameras and video and where that’s going. [I’m] seeing more and more integration of that, but also more intelligence in feature functionality around the use of those cameras and videos in the home.